New School of Digital Arts launched by Lord Mandelson
The University’s Chancellor launched Manchester Metropolitan’s ground breaking new School of Digital Arts (SODA) recently this September.
SODA is an interdisciplinary school that will bring together art and design with technology and computing under one roof – fusing the creative with the digital - a first in UK higher education.
Previously known as the International Screen School, SODA is a GBP35m investment into workspaces, networks, teaching and research that will help to plug the growing digital skills gap.
SODA will open its doors in 2021, producing over 1000 graduates annually with expertise in disciplines that span film, animation, UX design, photography, games design, AI and more, often working on live projects with industry partners.
Manchester Metropolitan climbs 11 places in university rankings
Manchester Metropolitan has climbed 11 places in this year’s The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide rankings.
The University is 69th in the 2019 table, rising from 80th in the 2018 edition. The result places Manchester Metropolitan 6th among the North West region’s universities.
Vice Chancellor, Professor Malcolm Press commented:
"This latest ranking is the highest position that the University has occupied and reflects our collective commitment to teaching quality and student outcomes.”